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Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
morning, the secretary remembers the prisoner who became a statesman. plus nelson mandela talks with charlie about one of his favorite roles, grandfather. here's a look at today's eye-opener@8. >> slow long as i live, i'll do my best to learn from him. >> president obama was expected to be among many world leaders to eulogize him. >> messages of support are being dropped off inside the home. >> he may be gone physically but his spirit will live on forever in south africa and throughout the world. >> nearly 80 degrees earlier this week, now it's frigid. crews here are trying to keep major overpasses like these from freezing over. >> u.s. officials do not know yet who killed ronnie smith or why. it's not yet clear if the young american teacher was deliberately targeted by islamic militants or perhaps was simply the random victim of another crime. >> we all knew it was coming, there still was such a sense of loss and body blow when i saw the news. >> everybody has a heavy heart around the world, but i think also there's an equal outpouring of real joy and festivity. >> it seems to me th
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
obama quoting nelson mandela in this morning's memorial service in south africa. the president talked about at length the example mandela set. with us now, the head of the column for the paper. came of age during mandela's remarkable rise, she's covered civil rights throughout her career. we're pleased to have both of you. so today in terms of the mandela that you know, what resinated most in terms of what president obama said? >> to me, i think the strongest part of the message is that i heard today is that mandela really taught people how to have hope in the face of adversity, in the face of not really hav g having -- seeing any signals of hope around you, continuing to believe you can craft social change. >> and to figure out a way to make your enemy your friend. there's power in that. what did you think of the president's speech? >> i thought it was an excellent speech. and there were a couple of points he said have gone underemphasized this week. one was that mandela wasn't a saint, he was a politician. a brilliant politician. and south africa today is built on compromises
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